Highly Suspect: The Boy Who Died Wolf

Article originally appeared on The Music Nov 22nd 2016

Following on from their Grammy Award-nominated debut, Mister Asylum, the trio’s latest release covers a lot of the same ground that grunge pioneers started mapping back in the ’90s, and continues their journey into innocuous rock peppered with ample angst. It’s got a fair share of toe-tapping tunes, like the Queens Of The Stone Age-tinged Postres, but they’re often backed by lustreless elements (like a strangely joyless cover of Send Me An Angel), and the lyrics tend to swing between lamentation and absurdity. However, when they do break away from imitation, there are glimpses of something really worthwhile that might be better explored next time.

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